Cold logic states that it is not possible to bring the dead back to life. On the eve of the great festival of Samhain it seems strangely appropriate to consider such matters.
We know that in the natural world, energy can do great things. It can power cities, locomotives, and computers such as the one I am typing on. It gives us light in the dark. It cooks our food. Without it, our lives would be terrible. I know from experience that the lack of physical energy makes life very difficult. One's life is blighted by it and one cannot really take a full, active part in life. One is relegated to observing from the sidelines. In that respect, Energy is God. Without energy, nothing moves: 'In Him (Energy) we live and move and have our being'.
In my opinion, energy is surely the stepping stone, or bridge, between faith and science. It could explain many things.
Energy could explain the idea of 'morphic resonance': Energy is powering this computer, but information is also being stored on it. Energy could explain the creation of worlds: Energy is powering this computer but I am creating 'virtual lands' and railways on it via an installed simulator. ( Sceptics please note, you still require physical energy to write information down on a piece of paper, or to create a 'miniature world' such as a model railway or a garden.)
But energy is so much more than just raw power and heat and light. I posit that energy has an intellect and a knowing. This comes from morphic resonance and something known as The Akashic Records. I also would suggest that energy is also compassion and love beyond human measure.
Do I believe Jesus was raised from the dead? Yes, I do. How? He was returned to life via the harnessing of energy. Did He perform miracles? Yes, He did? How? He harnessed energy.
If there are dualities such as heat and cold, darkness and light, then as well as a natural world there must logically exist a supernatural one, which is energy.
So, on the eve of the great festival of Samhain, the festival of the dead, perhaps we should not be thinking about 'ghosts' and instead be thinking about energy. We are all bits of energy wearing an overcoat. It is just that ghosts don't require their overcoats anymore...